HIIT is proven to work for weight loss, it’s so strenuous that only highly motivated individuals would probably be able to initiate, and most importantly maintain an exercise program like this. Plus, the fact that we always say before embarking on any new weight loss or exercise program one should consult their medical doctor, this is especially true with a strenuous program like this. Continue reading “HIIT for Weight Loss”
November 21, 2004 will go down in history as the day that Hoodia Gordonii was discovered in America. It was on that date that CBS 60 Minutes aired a program about Hoodia Gordonii and for the first time many people were introduced to this incredible botanical. Now in 2005, word of this incredible product is spreading like wildfire and taking the consumer market by storm. Many are calling the discovery of Hoodia Gordonii the greatest breakthrough in weight loss management of the decade.
The CBS 60 Minutes segment followed reporter Lesley Stahl as she traveled to the Kalahari Deserts of South Africa to investigate the wild stories circulating about a Succulent “Cactus” eaten by native Bushmen for hundreds of years. It had been reported that the eating of Hoodia Gordonii could stave off hunger and this discovery was attracting the interest and deep pockets of major pharmaceutical companies and being touted the Greatest Appetite Suppressant of All Time.
Hoodia Gordonii researcher Dr. Richard Dixey explains how Hoodia Gordonii actually works:
“There is a part of your brain, the hypothalamus. Within that mid-brain there are nerve cells that sense glucose sugar. When you eat, blood sugar goes up because of the food, these cells start firing and now you are full.”
“What the Hoodia seems to contain is a molecule that is about 10,000 times as active as glucose. It goes to the mid-brain and actually makes those nerve cells fire as if you were full. But you have not eaten. Nor do you want to.
Interviewing a number of people and finally sampling a “finger” from the Hoodia Gordonii on camera, this was the first time in the history of television that a major news report gave a green light, a thumbs up, to a new plant that has the potential to help many overweight people fight the battle of the bulge.
If people keep gaining weight at the current rate, fat will be the norm by 2020, with 75 percent of U.S. adults overweight and 41 percent obese, U.S. researchers predicted.
A team at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore examined 20 studies published in journals and looked at national surveys of weight and behavior for their analysis, published in the journal Epidemiologic Reviews.
“Obesity is a public health crisis. If the rate of obesity and overweight continues at this pace, by 2020, 75 percent of adults and nearly 24 percent of U.S. children and adolescents will be overweight or obese,” Dr. Youfa Wang, who led the study, said in a statement.
They defined adult overweight and obesity using a standard medical definition called body mass index. People with a BMI of 25 or above are considered overweight, while those with BMIs of 30 or above are obese and at serious risk of heart disease, diabetes and some cancers.
Recent dietary research has uncovered 14 different nutrient dense foods that time and again produce good overall health. These foods are known as super foods they tend to have fewer calories, higher levels of vitamins and minerals, and many disease fighting antioxidants.
Some of the super-foods are beans, there is, broccoli, green tea, nuts, oranges, pumpkin, salmon, soy, spinach, tomatoes, Turkey, whole grains and goats, also yogurt, may all help fight disease including hypertension, diabetes, and perhaps even some forms of cancer many people use these foods is a base of a balanced diet and when done correctly, many believe they can be the key to losing excess weight and obtaining your optimal weight.